Top 10 Christmas songs

1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

The ultimate festive ballad, Bing Crosby’s warm voice invokes Christmas memories, especially if you are away from loved ones for the holidays.

2. Do They Know It’s Christmas Time – Band Aid

Christmas ballad sung by stars like Bono, Sting, Boy George, George Michael  … A classic charity hit which has become a festive anthem and yet still serves up poignant lyrics about a world many of us know little about.

This classical song was played during the Live Aid concert in London in 1985.

3. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

This annual Christmas crowd pleaser has been recorded over and over but Nat King Cole’s 1946 original recording of Mel Torme’s tune is still the ultimate version.

4. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

A Billy Hayes song recovered by the crooner Elvis Presley who gives this song unique a warm tone which only be made by the king.

The track has been recorded by 150 different artists but Elvis gives it an achingly cool twist.

5. Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade

Noddy Holder and his band hit Christmas ‘pay dirt’ when they recorded this festive anthem in the early 1970s. Now, no Christmas party is complete without Holder screeching ‘It’s Christmas’ at the end of the night.

6. Winter Wonderland – Doris Day

This holiday classic has been recorded by over 1,000 different artists but only Doris Day takes you off to the imaginary lanes and meadows in this festive favorite, where young lovers build snowmen, fall in love and warm their frozen bits by the fire.

Doris Day singing “Winter Wonderland”, set to scenes of “On Moonlight Bay” (1951) and “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon” (1953) with Gordon MacRae

7. Last Christmas – Wham!

George Michael’s and his longtime partner Kenny Goss singing a romantic Christmas song which could be only be made during the 80s.

8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow – Dean Martin

There’s something about Dean Martin, he seems to be the king of Christmas songs. He also recorded another Christmas tune “jingle bells”, another worldwide Christmas hit.

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas –

 Another Christmas favorite, which was again, recorded by hundreds of different artists. But the most lovable, remains Sinatra’s version.

10. Peace On Earth/Peace On Earth – Bing Crosby + David Bowie

This makes the list just because it was such an odd but wonderful pairing – Bowie and old Bing, the voice of Christmas. The odd couple teamed up to record this hit in the late 1970s for a TV Crosby Christmas Special and Bowie swears to this day he has no recollection of the performance.

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